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Peru to become top 10 cocoa exporter, says USDA

Cocoa production in Peru is set to rise 5% in calendar year 2014 and increases in planting will see the country become a key cocoa exporter in the coming years, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Lindt to expand Australian business with Sydney site

Lindt & Sprüngli is to construct a manufacturing and warehousing facility in Sydney that will become its Australian headquarters as it reports growth in the market.

Study debunks manufacturer fears labeling added sugar would confuse consumers

Most Americans believe knowing how much added sugar is in a food would be helpful, according to a recent study that contradicts food manufacturers’ concerns that a proposal to differentiate added and naturally occurring sugar on the Nutrition Facts label would confuse consumers. 

Haribo faces GMB strike ballot

Haribo faces a GMB strike ballot, less than a week after the trade union announced that a similar vote at United Biscuits’ Jacob’s factory at Aintree had supported industrial action there.

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 Personality of the Year 2014 ConfectioneryNews
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Unsung candymen and women: ConfectioneryNews opens entries for Personality of the Year 2014

ConfectioneryNews is launching its inaugural Personality of the Year competition to recognize unhailed innovators and industry stalwarts...

Country of origin labeling for cocoa 'meaningless'

Country of origin labeling for cocoa ‘meaningless’ and would up costs for consumers, says ECA

The European Cocoa Association (ECA) says mandatory origin labeling of cocoa products is pointless and could even...

Cloetta to change wholesale prices after commodity hikes

Cloetta may take ‘bumpy road’ of price changes on select products

Cloetta may alter prices on individual products in response to increasing cocoa, hazelnut and almond costs and...

Cheap chocolate manufacturing
Special Edition: Cost effective confectionery processing

How can smaller chocolate makers develop a unique taste without breaking bank?

Manufacturers can take control of chocolate flavor development by milling cocoa nibs themselves, but without the extra...

Seven tips for processing equipment purchasing for SMEs
Special Edition: Cost effective confectionery processing

Seven tips for processing equipment purchasing for SMEs

Suppliers at Pack Expo 2014 offer tips for confectionery companies taking their first steps into processing.

Confectionery equipment should be scalable: Carle&Montanari-OPM
Special Edition: Cost effective confectionery processing

‘Lego-style’: Room for smaller confectioners, but choose scalable equipment

A gap in the market exists for smaller premium confectioners, but they must buy scalable processing equipment...

Ditch starch molds for functional confectionery, says Baker Perkins

Starch molds for functional confections no longer acceptable, says Baker Perkins

Baker Perkins is urging manufacturers of functional confections to ditch starch-based molding because the method will not...

UK Halloween confectionery sales slump

UK consumers sick-of-treats? Halloween confectionery sales slump 18.4%

Supermarket sales of UK Halloween confectionery in 2014 have taken a big hit as consumers look to...

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